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Cooper hopes to take his father’s place as judge

April 18, 2014
Cooper hopes to take his father’s place as judge

LUDINGTON — Lake County Prosecuting Attorney Craig Cooper hopes to takes his father’s place as the 51st Circuit Court judge. Cooper is the third area attorney to announce his candidacy for the position, which is being vacated by Richard Cooper, who retires the end of this year. Mason County Prosecuting Attorney Paul Spaniola and former Mason County Prosecuting Attorney Susan…

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Top signs your brakes are going bad

April 18, 2014
Top signs your brakes are going bad

Good Neighbor Tips. A blog by Erin Doan State Farm Insurance Agency. Brakes are a vital safety feature of any vehicle, and getting acquainted with your brake system should be a priority. “The braking system on your vehicle is critical in keeping you and your…

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Spaniola announces judge candidacy

April 18, 2014
Spaniola announces judge candidacy

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief . LUDINGTON — Paul Spaniola, Mason County’s prosecuting attorney, has announced his candidacy for 51st Circuit Court judge, to succeed Circuit Judge Richard I. Cooper who is subject to mandatory retirement at the end of 2014. “I am very excited about…

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Health Department advises no contact with flood waters

April 18, 2014

District Health Department #10 advises residents to take precautions for personal safety to prevent waterborne infections that may result from contact with contaminated flood waters. Flooding and power outages can…

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High rivers are not fishable rivers

April 18, 2014
High rivers are not fishable rivers

For the Love of Fishing. A blog by Sean McDonald is brought to you by Frontier Communications. High speed Internet starting at $19.99 a month. www.frontier.com; 1-888-770-6869.  The 4 inches plus…

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Eric Knysz is dead

April 17, 2014
Eric Knysz is dead

LANSING — Eric Knysz, the 20-year-old Irons resident who killed Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield, is dead. According to the Michigan Department of Corrections, Knysz was removed from life…

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Ludington man charged with several counts in relation to hit and run

April 17, 2014
Ludington man charged with several counts in relation to hit and run

LUDINGTON — Brian Keith Blackburn, 24, of Ludington was charged with several counts in connection to the hit and run crash that caused serious injury to Mason County Central teacher…

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2 injured in U.S. 10 crash

April 17, 2014
2 injured in U.S. 10 crash

BRANCH TWP. — Two people were injured following a two-vehicle rear-end crash on East U.S. 10 and Benson Road Thursday afternoon. The crash occurred around 12:20 p.m. after a Chrysler…

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Dumas in stable condition; leg surgery being performed

April 17, 2014
Dumas in stable condition; leg surgery being performed

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON – Mason County Central Middle School teacher Scott Dumas is reported as being in stable condition at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids. The 50-year-old Amber Township…

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Firefighters act fast, extinguish house fire

April 17, 2014
Firefighters act fast, extinguish house fire

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  HAMLIN TWP. — Four people and their dog were able to safely get out of their house during a fire this morning. Hamlin Township and Pere…

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MCC teacher in critical care following hit and run

April 16, 2014
MCC teacher in critical care following hit and run

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  UPDATED. PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — Mason County Central Middle School teacher and local businessman Scott Dumas was the victim of Wednesday afternoon’s hit and run crash.…

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Body of man found on beach identified

April 16, 2014
Body of man found on beach identified

LUDINGTON — The man whose body was found washed up on the far north end of Ludington State Park was Allen Townsend, 48, of Sheboygan, Wisc. Mason County Sheriff Kim…

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Amber Township man struck by hit-and-run driver

April 16, 2014
Amber Township man struck by hit-and-run driver

The name of the victim is not being released until family can be notified. By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  UPDATED. PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — A 50-year-old Amber Township resident was struck…

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Race of body found identified, man had 2 tattoos

April 16, 2014
Race of body found identified, man had 2 tattoos

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. HAMLIN TWP. — An autopsy was performed this morning on the body found north of Big Point Sable Lighthouse Tuesday night. Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole…

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Habitat makes way for new home

April 16, 2014
Habitat makes way for new home

SCOTTVILLE — Crews from Jabrocki Excavating were tearing down a house at 405 N. Thomas Street in Scottville this morning. According to City Manager Amy Williams, the house was purchased…

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